Yamba’s main access road will soon see another roundabout constructed on the corner of Shores Drive and Yamba Road to further improve traffic flow thanks to a $2.7 million grant awarded to Clarence Valley Council, co-funded by the Federal and NSW Governments.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan and State Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis were in town today to make the announcement with Clarence Valley Mayor, Cr Jim Simmons.
Mr Hogan said the project will boost road safety and provide better traffic flow for locals and tourists.
“Yamba is one of the state’s premier tourist destinations, it is important that we improve traffic flow and make our roads safe,” he said.
“This project will support many jobs in our community, not only the construction workers, but in our food and retails shops, who benefit from having more tourists spending money locally.”
Mr Gulaptis said the project was put forward as a priority by Clarence Valley Council to further improve access at key intersections on Yamba Road.
“The NSW Government previously provided around $4.5 million for the Treelands Drive and Carrs Drive roundabouts, with the Treelands Drive roundabout recently completed.
“This latest injection of funding from the NSW and Federal Governments for the Shores Drive roundabout will further improve access at this busy intersection for both locals and tourists visiting the popular coastal town.
“It is important to back projects that put people back in work, retain existing jobs and stimulate local economies,” Mr Gulaptis said.
“The Nationals in Government are delivering shovel-ready projects that make a big difference for our local community.”
Clarence Valley Mayor Jim Simmons welcomed the funding saying it is a demonstration of the three levels of government working together.
“This roundabout at Shores Drive, along with the roundabouts at Treelands & Carrs Drives have been on Council’s works program for many years and this additional funding will allow us to complete all the planned intersection treatments on Yamba Road.”
The funding has been provided through the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, co-funded by the NSW and Federal Governments.